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10 Awesome Things To Do In Lockdown This Weekend

By Amanda Gunn
23rd Sep 2021

 

Despite Melbourne’s lockdown, this city is far from boring. This week grab a snag from Hope St Radio in celebration of Grand Final Weekend or head over to Brunswick for a rollerskating drive-thru.  

We’ve got some food, art and fitness activities to keep your weekend jam-packed, so check out this week’s lineup of 10 awesome things to do in Melbourne this weekend.

Rollerskating Drive-Thru | Welcome to Brunswick 

Rollerskating has been a lockdown craze for quite some time, so whip out your skates and pair it with some food or booze. Welcome to Brunswick is currently encouraging you to do exactly that. To save time, you can pre-order online and just skate up to collect your goods from a variety of food vendors. Head over to the drive-thru rollerskating disco to flex your skating moves and enjoy some tasty bites. 

THE DETAILS:

When: 5pm-8pm, Friday 24 September and Saturday 25 September  
Where: 1 Frith St, Brunswick
For more information, click here.

Isklander Trilogy   

If you have exhausted every Netflix show and weekly online-trivia event—Isklander is an online thriller experience that can add some live entertainment into your routine. It is great to play along with friends, family or colleagues and the series blends film, theatre and gaming to create a shared live experience you can enjoy. It is a combo of theatre, escape room and multiplayer game, so it's hard not to love it. There are a range of different tasks and puzzles to solve, making it a cryptic mystery intertwined with performances to immerse yourself in. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Queer Screen Film Fest 2021

Now featuring as one of Australia’s largest film festivals, the Quuer Screen Film Fest is dedicated to all things queer film and screen. It is a platform that celebrates and promotes LGBTQIA+ titles to distributors and exhibitors all over the country. This year there is a diverse range of different flicks crafted by talented Aussie filmmakers that each cover a unique and engaging topic. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Thursday 16 September – Sunday 26 September 
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

KAYA Health Clubs Free Workouts 

If you have exhausted your daily running or walking route—try one of KAYA’s free workouts. Offering a range of pilates, yoga, HIIT and barre sessions there are options for a light workout to wind down or an intense session that will make you sweat. The sessions range in different time lengths too and can be accessed whenever to fit in with any schedule. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online  
For more information, click here.

Lockdown Fashion Week 

If you need the inspiration to get you out of your trackies or activewear, this is it. To help encourage you to put on your best fit, Instagram’s fashionistas are celebrating fashion from home. With a range of outfits from streetwear to extravagant dresses, join the #lockdownfw trend and get dressed up this weekend. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Monday 20th September – Sunday 26th September   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Invocation Trilogy 

Check out the online screening of Kuba Dorabialski’s video series reflecting language, politics and cultural memory. The trilogy pulls focus on Eastern European history and embraces and challenges its cliches and stereotypes. Dorabialski’s trilogy unpacks what it means to explore memories as a migrant now living in Australia and truly is an eye-opening experience for viewers. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various Times 
Where: Online  
For more information, click here.

Petember

Nothing is cuter than an adorable dog unless it is wearing an outfit. Petember is all about dressing up your pet in a costume and is guaranteed to put a smile on peoples faces. Take part in the fundraiser which supports providing assistance dogs to kids in need by snapping a pic of your furry friend all glammed up. Not only will your fundraising page create an impact in the community, but there is also a range of prizes up for grabs for you and your pup.  

THE DETAILS:

When: Month of September   
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Hope Street Radio’s GF Sausage Sizzle 

This Sunday the team from Hope St Radio is putting on a sausage sizzle. For $10 the gourmet snag includes a sweet pepper relish, pickle, coriander, jalapeno salsa, mustard and some chips on the side. Not to mention that all proceeds are donated as well.    

THE DETAILS:

When: 12pm-3pm, Friday 24th September   
Where: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood
For more information, click here.

The Story Of The Moving Image | ACMI 

In an experience that looks at Australian TV, film, digital art and more—ACMI’s ‘The Story of the Moving Image’ experience immerses you in six different stories. Each story unpacks major moments of the moving image and how screen culture has shaped art and the world we live in. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times 
Where: Online
For more information, click here.

Cutler & Co x Josh Niland 

For a fine dining experience at your place this weekend, try out Cutler & Co’s and culinary fish king pin, Josh Niland’s at-home menu. The dishes are inspired by Josh's new cookbook 'Take On Fish' and features several heavy hitters including yellowfin tuna nduja as well as grilled murray cod with  gravy and harissa. All you need is to heat the dishes, grab your favourite plates and pretend that you spent hours in the kitchen. 

THE DETAILS:

When: Various times  
Where: Online
For more information, click here.
 
Check out everything else happening in lockdown here.
 
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